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Age: 65


Number of Cruises: 8

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Glory

Sailing Date: 2012-07-26

Itinerary: Boston to Halifax

Overall, this specific 5 day cruise from Boston to Halifax and back is at the bottom of the cruise lines. We did not have the good feeling of a cruise that was meant to support our vacation with that extra sense of being special. We felt it was a means of transportation to where we wanted to go.

We ate every evening meal in the formal dining and not once did we ever see the maitre d. We have been on many cruises and the maitre d always came around to say hello and check on people.

In the formal Dining room the service less than stellar and the food was just ok. Every night but one, I think, the waiters would get on a table and Dance during the evening meal as some form of amateur entertainment. All the while I'm waiting for food. This is unacceptable. I go to the dining room to eat not see some amateurish show with loud music. I ran out of water in my water glass every night and had to ask for refills. We waited sometimes long periods for food. There were only 3 types of the same bread every night. They generally brought food slow and did not always bring everything we ordered.

Our inside Room was of decent size and generous storage.

When locking the Safe in the room you had to use a drivers license or credit card. Then you would have to carry the drivers license or credit card around all the time when you really wanted to safeguard it. There should be safes with combinations.

There is a need to remind people with kids that they are not the only people on the cruise. Crying, shouting, and arguing in the halls where the rooms are, especially after 2200 is unacceptable. Soem people acted as if they were the only ones on the ship. Kids running in the formal dining rooms should be stopped by the waiters. Every night we endured this in the dining area.

The Music was way to loud in all the shows. Had to wear ear plugs. The shows were fairly good but not the quality we expected and they did not have shows every night. On the off nights they threw in some musical with some dancers and loud music.

Reference the stop at St. John's, Canada. We took the Ship Tour 10 Top Stop on St. Johns. This 10 top stop tour in St John is way over priced. We had a good tour guide but drove past the same places more than once. Could have done 80% in a walking tour. Going out to Peggy's Cove is worthless considering the hour drive only to see 2 very run down and very expensive places to eat. There is nowhere to just sit and relax while others walked and ate except in the eating places which were always crowded. The long bus ride to nowhere is not worth the trip.

Reference the stop in Halifax, Canada This is a very good place to visit with a lot to see and do. The Ship Tour of 10 top tour stops in Halifax was worth the money. Our Guide (Ken) was great.

There were bats on the ship and I believe they caught 15 when they were told about them.

On deck 5 they set up the different photo arrays to have photos taken. They take up a lot of space and since this is a major walking area from one end of the ship to the other it gets very crowded.

The running/walking track is short and outside and not covered and so there is no protection against the weather elements.

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